Treatment of localized periodontal disease in pregnancy does not reduce the occurrence of preterm birth: results from the Periodontal Infections and Prematurity Study (PIPS).

@article{Macones2010TreatmentOL,
  title={Treatment of localized periodontal disease in pregnancy does not reduce the occurrence of preterm birth: results from the Periodontal Infections and Prematurity Study (PIPS).},
  author={George A. Macones and Samuel Parry and Deborah Nelson and Jerome F Strauss and Jack Ludmir and Arnold W Cohen and David M Stamilio and Dina Appleby and Bonnie A. Clothier and Mary D. Sammel and Marjorie K. Jeffcoat},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={202 2},
  pages={147.e1-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test whether treating periodontal disease (PD) in pregnancy will reduce the incidence of spontaneous preterm delivery (SPTD) at < or = 35 weeks of gestation. STUDY DESIGN A multicenter, randomized clinical trial was performed. Subjects with PD were randomized to scaling and root planing (active) or tooth… CONTINUE READING